Cranston definition by Webster's New World
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city in R.I.: suburb of Providence: pop. 79,000
Origin: after S. Cranston (1659-1727), colonial governor
Cranston definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of east-central Rhode Island south of Providence. It was settled in 1636. Population: 81,500.